Ford Fiesta becomes a rally car
The Ford Fiesta family celebrates the coming of the second-generation R2 hatchback series. The vehicle has been conceptualized and designed as a dedicated rally car by M-Sport, a British company with over 20 years of experience as a Ford partner.
The new vehicle is fully compliant with the R2 racing regulations, which essentially means that its body, engine and suspension are all derived from their mass-produced counterparts.
The car is powered by a 0.9-liter turbocharged engine good for 200 hp (149 kW) and 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. The motor connects with a five-speed Sadev transmission featuring three different kinds of diff locks.
The Ford Fiesta R2 comes with a revised roll cage and a new seating formula. Compared to its predecessor, it also packs adjustable roll bars and shock absorbers.
The assembly will take place in the M-Sport facilities located in Krakow, Poland. Prices remain unannounced.
Editor Andrew Raspopov